When is your spring trip?
The trip falls on the Spring Break schedule from the University of Miami. Usually at the end of March - Our trip this year is from March 30th to April 7th
What areas of the Dominican Republic do we visit?
We mainly focus on rural villages in San Cristobal, such as, schools and churches where we can set up clinics
How do the potential patients know you are coming?
Our MSA public health team, led by Dr. Alberto Caban-Martinez, travels quarterly, providing education to our community health volunteers and assuring our patients receive follow up care. In addition, we are able to communicate to our community volunteers when our spring trip is and they in turn let patients know when certain clinics will be open and at what sites.
How would I go about funding my trip?
Each student who attends the spring trip will do his/her own fundraising to fund their trip. Any further questions about fundraising and what the trip costs can be handled by our finance director, Grace Knudsen. Please contact her for further questions.
What stations are present at the clinic sites?
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Ob-Gyn, Dental, Pediatrics, Musculoskeletal, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Public/Mental/Sexual Health, & Mobile clinic
Where do we stay?
We stay at hostel Hotel Najayo Beach in San Cristobal